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RUSI is the podium of choice for world leaders and senior policy makers, and is ideally placed to attract high-quality speakers and participants at its events. These vary in size and format from set-piece lectures to conferences and seminars.

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Sir Paul Lever on 'Berlin Rules: Europe and the German Way'

13 June 2017, 17:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In the second half of the twentieth century, Germany became the dominant political and economic power in Europe - and the arbiter of all...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Robotics and the Future of Warfare

05 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The visions of futurists do not always match the experiences of military personnel, but the battlefields of the future have the potential...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Defence Innovation and the UK: Responding to the Risks Identified by the US Third Offset Strategy

10 July 2017, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The US Third Offset Strategy identified that Russia, China and other emerging powers had closed significantly the defence technology gap...

RUSI MEMBERS ONLY: Professor David Ormerod QC on the Protection of Official Data

12 July 2017, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

In February 2017 the Law Commission published a consultation paper entitled ‘The Protection of Official Data’, which suggests ways to...

RUSI Annual General Meeting

20 July 2017, 16:00
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

UK PONI Annual Conference 2017

01 June 2017, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall London, SW1A 2ET

The 2017 Annual Conference will gather established and emerging experts from academia, industry, government and the military to share insights and debate a broad range of civil and military nuclear...

Closing NATO’s Baltic Gap

20 June 2016, 13:30
RUSI Whitehall

Approaching the NATO Warsaw Summit next month, the threat posed by the Kremlin to Western stability and coherence is at the very top of the agenda for many nations. For those on the front lines with Russia, first and foremost the Baltic states, this...

Defence Acquisition Conference 2016: Achieving Critical Advantage for the UK Post SDSR

16 June 2016, 8:30

In 2015 the conference attracted a wide-ranging audience from across the UK Ministry of Defence, senior military representatives, policy-makers, industry (including SMEs) and academia.To see the latest programme, please click here.This year, the...

Eutopia - Romantic and Right

15 June 2016, 18:15
RUSI Whitehall

We are being asked to choose the lesser of two evils: Remain: a little cog in the European machine. No control! No control at all! Not our borders! Not our laws! Who wants that? Leave: a little island on the edge of Europe. No money! No jobs! Who...

From business as usual to business unusual - The changing shape of information operations

14 June 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

The global defence community is grappling with the changing nature of influence. A new verbal battle space and rhythm now exists, both online and offline. Within this context, ‘weaponised words’ are as effective, if not more effective, than...

The Origins and Development of Salafi-Jihadism

13 June 2016, 18:00
RUSI Whitehall

Whilst claiming to be rooted in the theology and politics of seventh-century Arabia, Salafi-jihadism is actually of very recent provenance, and is as much the product of current and recent wars as it is of religious politics.Whilst it is extreme by...

General Robert E. Lee: A Study in Leadership

13 June 2016, 12:45
RUSI Whitehall

Much has been written about the skilful way that the Confederate Army of Virginia was commanded during the American Civil War (1861-1865). Rather less on why and how it remained a cohesive force until virtually the end of the Civil War. Command and...

The Media and the European Union Referendum: Bystanders or Ringleaders?

08 June 2016, 12:30
RUSI Whitehall

Click here to download podcast Chaired by Sir Christopher Meyer, speakers Peter Preston, former editor of the Guardian, and Tim Montgomerie, former comment editor for The Times and co-founder of the Centre for Social Justice, debated the role of the...

The challenges facing the United Nations: A speech by Vesna Pusić

07 June 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

The next Secretary-General of the United Nations will have a challenging agenda from day one. Civil wars in Syria, South Sudan, Yemen and elsewhere defy the best peace-making efforts of the international community. A migrant crisis afflicts multiple...

China and the United States in 21st Century Asia

06 June 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

Dr. Watson will discuss President Barack Obama’s declared “Rebalance to Asia”, and analyze the instruments of statecraft that the United States is using to increase its influence in that region. Dr. Watson will then review the issue of how to...

UK Defence Policy and the EU: The Choice Facing the Electorate

06 June 2016, 13:00
RUSI Whitehall

As the EU referendum campaign reaches a crescendo, one of the key questions facing the public remains the defence implications of either remaining, or leaving the EU. On both sides of the debate, there are firmly held views about the best way in...

General Stanley McChrystal: The ‘Full Spectrum’ Team of Teams

03 June 2016, 10:45
RUSI Whitehall

In this presentation, General (Retd) Stanley McChrystal, considered some of the themes and issues around operationalising an evolving concept in security and defence. In the 2015 National Security Strategy and SDSR the government committed to ‘using...

UK PONI 2016 Annual Conference

02 June 2016, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall

The 2016 Annual Conference gathered established and emerging experts from academia, industry, government and the military to share insights and debate a broad range of civil and military nuclear topics. The conference prioritises affording younger...

Stabilisation Challenges in Syria: In Conversation with Mark Ward, Director of the Syria Transition Assistance and Response Team (START)

27 May 2016, 14:30
RUSI Whitehall

To register for this event, click the 'register now' button.Mark S Ward is the Director of the Syria Transition Assistance and Response Team (START), which is based out of U.S. Embassy Ankara and is responsible for coordinating all U.S. assistance...

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 14th Annual Conference

25 May 2016, 9:30
RUSI Whitehall

Sustaining Momentum: What Next for UN Peace Operations? With the UK having announced that it will host the next UN summit on peacekeeping this year, the time is right to examine the content of peace-operations reform, its political and bureaucratic...

The Strategic Impact of Civilian Harm in Afghanistan

24 May 2016, 14:00
RUSI Whitehall

About the Report:The Open Society Foundations and Christopher D. Kolenda, a former ISAF battalion commander and Pentagon senior advisor, have written a 'lessons-learned' report about civilian harm in Afghanistan to help the United States and NATO...